The Sydney Royal Easter Show took home 22 awards at last month’s International Association Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) Awards held in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Despite tough competition from North American events including the Calgary Stampede and Minnesota State Fair, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) agricultural event managed to take home 12 first place, five second place and five third place awards.
“It is an honour to be awarded and recognised by our international peers for our contribution to Agriculture,” said Murray Wilton, Agriculture and Sydney Royal Easter Show’s general manager.
“Our team works tirelessly to put on a fantastic event for the community, to celebrate the country coming to the city, and to promote the importance of agriculture to our everyday lives.
“The last few years have presented tremendous challenges, and it is a real credit to the team that they continue to deliver such an innovative and impactful event.
“It’s also exciting to have some of our smaller and innovative programs honoured, such as ‘Ag in a Box’, which has been recognised as a front-runner in agricultural education for school-age children, many of whom have never stepped foot on a farm, and our ‘Showbag Launch’, which offers children from local hospitals the opportunity to experience a small taste of the Easter Show.”
The 2024 Sydney Royal Easter Show will take place from March 22 to April 2.